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Anonymous
November 9, 2004 6:04:02 AM

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I'm trying to get around Windows File Protection (which I only learned about
in an earlier post here). I want to replace the gm.dls sound file supplied
by Microsoft with one of my own. I had done this, and used it successfully
for a while, but suddenly WFP stops me from making any changes and has
reverted to the original file.
One way suggested was to change the cached version of this file, which is
not protected. But I can't find it. It's not in any of the .cab files in
windows\driver cache\I386 (where one source suggests) and I can't find a
folder called dllcache (which another source suggested).
Does anyone know where to find it?

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November 9, 2004 11:17:51 AM

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"Sebastian" <Sebastian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9C98A832-69AD-49D7-AAC5-B67B45DF7FA1@microsoft.com...
> I'm trying to get around Windows File Protection (which I only learned
> about
> in an earlier post here). I want to replace the gm.dls sound file
> supplied
> by Microsoft with one of my own. I had done this, and used it
> successfully
> for a while, but suddenly WFP stops me from making any changes and has
> reverted to the original file.
> One way suggested was to change the cached version of this file, which
> is
> not protected. But I can't find it. It's not in any of the .cab
> files in
> windows\driver cache\I386 (where one source suggests) and I can't find
> a
> folder called dllcache (which another source suggested).
> Does anyone know where to find it?


What happens if you use Start -> Run to enter
"C:\Windows\System32\dllcache"? Does Explorer then open to show that
*hidden* folder? You won't see hidden or system folders in Explorer
unless you configure its options to do so.

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=222193

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Anonymous
November 9, 2004 1:28:20 PM

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gm.dls is in both of these folders >>>
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache
and
C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers

C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache is a Hidden folder.

gm.dls
http://search.microsoft.com/search/results.aspx?qu=gm.d...

DLS Designer
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...

Default GM Sound Set
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/libr...


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Hope this helps. Let us know.
Wes

In news:9C98A832-69AD-49D7-AAC5-B67B45DF7FA1@microsoft.com,
Sebastian <Sebastian@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I'm trying to get around Windows File Protection (which I only
> learned about in an earlier post here). I want to replace the gm.dls
> sound file supplied by Microsoft with one of my own. I had done
> this, and used it successfully for a while, but suddenly WFP stops me
> from making any changes and has reverted to the original file.
> One way suggested was to change the cached version of this file,
> which is not protected. But I can't find it. It's not in any of the
> .cab files in windows\driver cache\I386 (where one source suggests)
> and I can't find a folder called dllcache (which another source
> suggested).
> Does anyone know where to find it?
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Anonymous
November 9, 2004 2:24:15 PM

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Hi

You may find you'll have problems if you replace, amend etc. an MS file that
is protected by WFP.

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"Sebastian" <Sebastian@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9C98A832-69AD-49D7-AAC5-B67B45DF7FA1@microsoft.com...
> I'm trying to get around Windows File Protection (which I only learned
> about
> in an earlier post here). I want to replace the gm.dls sound file
> supplied
> by Microsoft with one of my own. I had done this, and used it
> successfully
> for a while, but suddenly WFP stops me from making any changes and has
> reverted to the original file.
> One way suggested was to change the cached version of this file, which is
> not protected. But I can't find it. It's not in any of the .cab files in
> windows\driver cache\I386 (where one source suggests) and I can't find a
> folder called dllcache (which another source suggested).
> Does anyone know where to find it?
Anonymous
November 9, 2004 6:03:02 PM

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I'm not quite there yet but I'll get there eventually. Thanks for all the
help/suggestions/links.
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 6:29:01 AM

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Actually I'm less close than I thought. I've started a new thread about
this, but in case that gets lost or overlooked, what I said was:

I'm trying to replace the Microsoft default sound file
c:\windows\system32\drivers\gm.dls with another file. I ussed to be able to
do this, but since SP2 it is automatically replaced by a copy, apparently
from C:\windows\system32\dllcache. I was suggested I could delete that copy
of the file, but I can't - it too gets replaced almost immediatley - from
where????

Also, it was suggested I use the program "Replacer.com" but it says gm.dls
is "not in the database"

Any other suggestions gratefully received.
Anonymous
November 11, 2004 11:08:26 AM

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Sebastian wrote:
> Actually I'm less close than I thought. I've started a new thread about
> this, but in case that gets lost or overlooked, ....

Best idea is to maintain a thread until the problem is resolved. Creating a
new thread daily <g> won't make fixing the problem easier.

> I'm trying to replace the Microsoft default sound file
> c:\windows\system32\drivers\gm.dls with another file. I ussed to be able
> to do this, but since SP2 it is automatically replaced by a copy,
> apparently from C:\windows\system32\dllcache.

The resolution remains the same as it was in your first thread on the 8th.

Rename the file you wish to replace in the \dllcache folder, the \i386
folder if it is there, in the lastknowngood folder if it exists, and in the
\system32\drivers folder. Then copy the new one to the \drivers folder.

You will have to do this each time you wish to replace that file.

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Anonymous
November 11, 2004 3:03:02 PM

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"Sky King" wrote:

> Best idea is to maintain a thread until the problem is resolved. Creating a
> new thread daily <g> won't make fixing the problem easier.

Quite right - but I'm new to all this and couldn't, at that moment, find my
earlier post. We learn from our mistakes, and I'm learning a lot.


> Rename the file you wish to replace in the \dllcache folder

I've done that - it just gets replaced.

> the \i386 folder if it is there

That's where it used to live before SP2. It's not there now, nor is it in
the .cab files now in that directory.

>in the lastknowngood folder if it exists

I've never heard of this. I'll see if I can find it. Thanks
Anonymous
November 12, 2004 5:09:01 AM

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"Sky King" wrote:
> . . .in the lastknowngood folder if it exists

and I said:
> I've never heard of this. I'll see if I can find it. Thanks

But I can't find it. Where should I look?
Anonymous
November 12, 2004 10:08:59 AM

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Sebastian wrote:
> "Sky King" wrote:
>> . . .in the lastknowngood folder if it exists
>
> and I said:
>> I've never heard of this. I'll see if I can find it. Thanks
>
> But I can't find it. Where should I look?

As I said "if it exists" <g>. It may not exist on your system. That folder
only gets created if multiple backups are needed for protecting system-level
files, for example during the installation of several updates. When you
Restart the system those files are synched with the dllcache folder and then
the "lastknowngood" folder is removed.

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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 2:28:02 PM

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I'm still in the dark about a lot of this but I've learned a lot. One way or
another I've managed to get my file back where I wanted it. Thanks for all
the information and tips.
!